1998 Marcos Mantis

GTO FIA

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1998
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Lot number 
    125
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Competition car
Chassis no SA9FSCXXWYR050329

- Genuine factory GTO
- Excellent price/performance ratio
- Designed by the factory to race
- No reserve

This Marcos is a GTO version of the Marcos Mantis, which stood out during the very successful British GT Championship between 1997 and 1998. Sold after the first year, this chassis number 50329, was redesigned as per the new GT2/ GT3 regulations and was purchased directly from the factory in this GT Open configuration by Team CBH Motorsport, which ran it from 2000 to 2002. In 2003, the car was sold to the "Gleen Eagling Motorsport" team, which ran it from 2003 to 2006 with Eagling and Shrimpton as pilots. The Mantis remained stored until 2014 and on November 24, 2014, it was acquired by a Frenchman who imported it to France to participate in the Historic GT Circuit Championship. By the end of 2015, it was sold to the current owner. This Mantis is powered by a Ford 5L Motec M8 injection engine and 6-speed gearbox. The technical data in the file indicates an engine power of more than 450bhp at 6,400 rpm. The car has been serviced by Atlantic Racing, but will require a track test and overhaul to race again. It is a light automobile (1080kg), very efficient, which distinguished itself in the GT Championship. Today, it is a formidable weapon for historic racing. The car will be sold with an old V5.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1998-marcos-mantis-gto-fia-no-reserve-3980-125

Photos © Kevin Van Campenhout